Great Compensation, Lots of Opportunity
Market Research Analyst - Oil & Gas (Current Employee) – Sugar Land, TX – March 9, 2015
Typical days at work are things that do not exist at IIR. You have your cyclical lists for quality checking, but aside from that, every phone call you make as a researcher is a gamble. You never know who you'll get on the phone, and once you get them, you have to do your best to guide that conversation where you need it to go to write your report on whatever project it is that you're researching.
This job has taught me how to think quickly on my feet, deal with rejection, justify my position and establish relationships quickly when cold calling. It has also further enhanced my natural tenacity, pushing me to dig deeper and try harder and longer to get the information needed to build the datapoint that is a project report. On top of this, it has also taught me how to look at the big picture. While I always liked dreaming up scenarios and finding connections, this job has honed that skill and turned it into a tactical advantage. Taking projects and data and then turning it into meaningful information for customers, using it in outlooks and presentations to enhance the business of our clients.
Management at this company is hit-and-miss. My own supervisors were phenomenal, however there were others that were not so lucky. There was a definite "old boy's club" feel amongst the higher executives, and those that they favored rose quickly, while other promising talent sometimes seemed to lack. However, this is often the opinion of the mid-lower ranks, so that may simply be a symptom of my position within the company.